The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority today issued an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Norse Atlantic Airways. Which is a big event for every newly started airline, especially for Norse, which in the days before Christmas also received its first aircraft at its home airport, Oslo Gardemoen.
The new airline is on track to start transatlantic flights in spring 2022. Norse plans to start commercial operation with the first flights departing from Oslo to selected cities in the U.S. We have previously reported on other media that have read Norse’s application to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It states that it is Fort Lauderdale, Ontario outside Los Angeles and New York Stewart Airport that will receive the first arriving flights.
Norse Atlantic Airways’ CEO and founder said, “We would like to thank Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority for a constructive and professional process. We are now one important step closer to launching our attractive and affordable flights between Europe and the U.S. in spring next year. ”
An AOC is an approval granted by a national aviation authority to an aircraft operator to allow it to use aircraft for commercial purposes. This requires the operator to have personnel, assets, and systems in place to ensure the safety of its employees and the general public.
So with an AOC now in hand for Norse, as well as the first aircraft in place, we are anxiously awaiting the next step for the airline. Namely to open the bookings for the spring and summer of 2022. Price analyzes predict a summer with high ticket prices as capacity will not be able to meet demand, something that would suit Norse, which is a low-cost company.
(Photo: Norse Atlantic Airways)